'Sons of Anarchy' creator Kurt Sutter lashes out against Emmy snub
"Sons of Anarchy" producer/writer Kurt Sutter went ballistic on his Twitter account, spewing profanity and insults, after his TV show and wife (star Katey Sagal) were snubbed by Emmy voters.
He wrote: "if my mom and dad were alive this emmy snub would kill them. that's not true, they were too old to understand my show. just like the academy ... Two academy member walk into a bar. One orders a beer. Then they both die because they're so ... old."
He also took a potshot at "Glee," which received 12 nominations, including a bid for best comedy series. "Hate those annoying, 'please accept me for who i am', singing brats," he wrote. "there, i said it. are you happy?"
Afterward, once word of his rants spread, Sutter had a change of heart, tweeting, "i love ryan murphy. he's always very cool with me. love glee too."
Addressing the rest of the Emmy lineup, he added, "you do know that i'm really okay with no noms right? if i was really upset, i wouldn't be ranting. i'd be plotting. i'm all about the love."
-- Tom O'Neil
Photo: Kurt Sutter and his wife, actress Katey Sagal, at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times